Rebecca Black the next Milli Vanilli?

Everyone is talking about the Rebecca Black youtube video, “Friday.” 63 million views thus far by a 13-year-old. That’s cool. I admit I like sugary pop songs. But this one is just… too… well, it’s amusing. Let me say that.

10 years from now when we talk about music from 2011, this will be one of the songs we remember. And for that, it’s worth talking about now. She’s sorta like Milli Vanilli. The only difference is that I would be surprised if Rebecca Black is able to produce another hit. Her performance in “Friday” is really bad. I’m sorry. I know this is just a 13-year-old girl. And perhaps that’s part of it. But she just kinda gives this constant stare into the video camera and doesn’t really go beyond this “dear in highlights” stare.

And what’s up with that rapper dude in the car? Total creepoid! The only adult in the video, and he’s an old adult. And he’s driving alone. Rebecca is partying with her friends, and this poor dude has nobody. Those special text effects at the beginning and around the middle-end of the video are HILARIOUS! It’s just asking for it to skyrocket into meme-o-land.

Ok, back to Milli Vanilli. People love to make fun of Milli Vanilli, even aside from the lip synching. But I still like Milli Vanilli, cheesy as it is. We’ll see if Rebecca Black will be a one-hit wonder, or if she’ll be able to rise to the high levels of Milli Vanilli.

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Tom Saaristo
12 years ago

I found this post on my Google Reader! I like Milli Vanilli too … they had a great PR team. I have to wonder if Rebecca really will have created a one-hit wonder. Only time will tell!

Andre Alforque
12 years ago

I had not heard of Rebecca Black before Conan did a (spectacular) spoof. I’m not sure she’ll hit that Milli Vanilli status; they had a lawsuit/scandal to help burn them into my memory.

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